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What to See and Do in East Lansing, Michigan

Posted by Chad Cushman
May 22, 2024 9:15:00 AM
What to See and Do in East Lansing, Michigan


East Lansing is a dynamic city driven by the vibrancy and youthfulness of a classic American college town. From walking paths that line the city and a state-of-the-art museum to major college sporting events and dining experiences with an international flavor, East Lansing is not to be missed.

For visitors seeking a serene spot, The MSU Horticulture Gardens on the Michigan State University campus are a must-visit. These expansive gardens are home to a dizzying array of plant species. Visitors can stroll through themed gardens, enjoying a lovely, peaceful atmosphere. Situated along the Red Cedar River, MSU is one of the most beautiful campuses in the nation, further adding to the serenity of the gardens.

Art and culture thrive in East Lansing, thanks to hotspots that include the Wharton Center for Performing Arts and the Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum. The Wharton Center hosts a variety of performances, from touring Broadway shows to orchestral concerts. The Broad Art Museum, which opened in 2012, showcases contemporary art and houses an internationally distinguished collection, drawing thousands of visitors annually.

For sports fans, MSU is the place to be. Spartan Stadium buzzes with excitement during game days in the fall. Catching a game at Spartan Stadium or the Breslin Center are unforgettable experiences that capture the color and pageantry you can find only in a college town.

Escape the bustle of terrestrial life at the Abrams Planetarium, where you can experience the wonders of space from the comfort of a theater seat. From the sun to black holes and galaxies to the aurora borealis, the planetarium will take you on an adventure that is out of this world.

Food lovers rejoice in downtown East Lansing, where a myriad of dining options await. From cozy cafes to upscale restaurants, the downtown area caters to diverse culinary tastes. Explore a world of flavors with cuisines ranging from local delicacies to international fare, ensuring that every palate has flavorful options.


Come on, Let's go to EAST LANSING, Michigan! 

Whether exploring the meticulously curated gardens, immersing yourself in the arts, cheering for your favorite team, or savoring the culinary offerings, East Lansing invites visitors to discover the many facets of its captivating community.

Indian Trails can help get you there in two ways. First, we run regular bus routes to and from East Lansing throughout the state. Buy a ticket and enjoy stress-free travel to this wonderful destination. If you’re bringing a lot of traveling companions, you can charter a bus and create a customized sightseeing tour! Either way, start your adventure with Indian Trails.


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